“One of my favorite plant medicines, reported to be an immune booster and cold and flu remedy, is Elderberry (Sambucus nigra),” says Teri. “With help from Ella, I made a batch of Elderberry-Echinacea Syrup to drink as an immune booster, and to have on hand should my family gets sick.”
To learn more and see the full recipe please visit: http://homestead-honey.com/2014/02/24/how-to-make-elderberry-syrup/
In October, 2012 Teri, along with her husband and two children, packed up their Oregon homestead of 13 years and moved to Northeast Missouri, where they are building a radical homestead on 10 acres of raw land. They are creating and cultivating organic gardens and planting food forests while they build an off-grid, 350 square foot home.
Their decision to move to Missouri and start another homestead from scratch was not an easy one, but it came from a strong desire to live in close community with friends, to own a piece of land on which they can grow their own food and live in harmony with nature, and most importantly, to live simply and without debt, so they can spend more time as a family, doing what they love.
Teri loves gardening, raising animals, knitting, reading, Waldorf Education, musical theater, dance, backpacking, and spending time with her Homestead Husband and their two little ones, ages 3 and 6. Teri hopes that in writing about these things, sharing tools, information, and resources, it will inspire others to have radical, abundant, and creative homes as well.